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How to Prevent Ringing In the Ears

Almost everyone has experienced ringing in the ears or in the medical world referred to as tinnitus. Sometimes, ringing in the ears can interfere with daily activities. Ringing in the ears can be annoying, ranging from interfering with rest periods to causing anxiety. The ringing sound can be heard briefly or continuously, with different volumes, because it is influenced by the cause.

How to Prevent Ringing In the Ears

So how do you prevent ringing in your ears? Before we discuss further about how to prevent ringing in the ears, first you need to know the cause of ringing in the ears, so you can prevent it.

Causes of Ringing Ears

Ringing in the ears is a symptom of an underlying condition, such as blockage of wax in the ear, infection in the ear, and injury to the ear or circulatory system disorders.

The following are some of the factors that may be the cause of ringing in the ears.

1. Prolonged exposure to loud noise

The problem of ringing in the ears is usually related to hearing loss due to noise. Continuous exposure to noise can cause damage to the internal organs of the ear. This condition often occurs in pilots, musicians and construction workers. Even if it happens only once, very loud noises can also cause ringing in the ears, such as the sound of firecrackers and bombs exploding.

2. Blockage due to earwax

Blockage due to earwax that has accumulated can cause irritation of the eardrum, which can lead to ringing in the ears. For this reason, clean the ears regularly and properly. (Also read articles about: How Do You Clean Ear Wax Safely?).

3. Ear infection

Middle ear infections (otitis media) can also cause ringing in the ears. Generally, after the infection resolves, the ringing in the ears will go away. In order for an ear infection to heal quickly, you need to get the right treatment from a doctor.

4. Hearing loss due to old age

With age, the sensitivity of the auditory nerve will decrease. This condition is known as presbycusis. Usually this condition occurs starting at the age of 60 years, with symptoms in the form of decreased hearing ability accompanied by ringing in the ears.

5. Have a certain disease

There are several health problems that can trigger ringing in the ears, including benign tumors in the auditory nerve, hearing loss, Meniere's disease, heart and blood vessel disease, high blood pressure, jaw or neck disorders, and head or neck injuries.

How to Prevent Ringing In the Ears

To prevent ringing in your ears, you can do the following simple steps:

  • When you are near a very loud sound source, you should wear ear protection, for example, when you are in the studio or a music concert, in a room with the engine running or on a building construction site.
  • We recommend that you rest your ears every one hour listening to music using earphones. Avoid using earphones at full volume for a long time. We recommend setting the earphone volume to less than 60%.
  • Diligent exercise and maintain a regular diet to maintain healthy blood vessels to avoid ringing in the ears due to blood vessel disorders.

Although ringing in the ears is common and often goes away on its own, if it lasts for a long time and is very bothersome, you should immediately consult an ENT doctor for proper treatment.

That's our explanation of how to prevent ringing in the ears. Hopefully the explanation that we have written above can be useful.

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